Little Update!

Little weight loss update- down another 2.5 pounds!  I know that is not a lot, but when you add it up, it’s more then 10 lbs so far   🙂
So I’m excited.  Hard work, but yay!  And I am only using products that I am blogging about, this way I can tell you how things are going and if things work (and honestly!)
Have a good one!
~Samantha

Total Fitness DVDs- Review and Contest

OK, so it’s January. How is that New Years Resolution going? Have you found a fitness product or workout routine that you love? Variety, I believe, really is the spice of life. I like have different things to do on a regular basis, and that includes my exercise routine. If you are bored with yours, want to add in a little something for variety, or just want to try something new (or maybe get going on that resolution!) – do I know where you should look!
Total Fitness DVDs has a little bit of everything- which translates into something for everyone! (Yes, even you) There are so many fitness options, it’s nuts! Trying to narrow down what to try is both fun and a bit mind-boggling, LOL. (And they have a good promotional even going on right now, too!)

“Stay On Track with our New Years Resolution Sale!!
Hundreds of DVDs on Sale starting at $1.99
Sale runs through Sunday Jan. 30th

Offer valid while supplies last and not valid on previous purchases
Click Here to view a list of Sale Items

But I did find a fun one! Anyone who wants to try a fun workout, that is interesting, different, and something you will look forward to doing- this is one for you! I love Pure Barre Pershing Square 2 DVD, by Carrie Rezabek. Total Fitness DVDs has some really fun and interesting workout options- I have never heard of this one!- and when I got the chance to do a review of Pure Barre, I was super excited! I am not graceful, I am not (and never have been!) a dancer or enrolled in a dance or gymnastics class.
And, let me state this- IT IS REALLY HARD! Not because you need fantastic dance moves, or hard in the way that you will not want to do it, but it will definitely make you work. Like- the next day? I was sore in places I didn’t remember that I had, and I found myself muttering unkind things at the instructor under my breath as I went through the routine (hehehe). I also must confess- I didn’t make it all the way through the first time. But you know, I kept at it- and I did get though it after the third try. I am not going to hurt myself or kill myself over losing weight or getting “fit”- you can’t get fit if you can’t move, LOL!
I’m not in the best shape (I used to be a competitive athlete, and I was a paid model at one point long ago and far away!) but I know I can get there. Pure Barre definitely made me work- but isn’t that it’s “job”?
I do really like it. I posted a few times on Facebook and Twitter about how it is going- and if you are followers there, you know that I’m loving it! It’s hard, but so far it has been one of my favorites. I also Bookmarked “Total Fitness DVDs” for future use- they have such a great selection, and I know I am going to want to shop there the next time that I am on the lookout for a new “something” to get me moving!

Instructor’s name: Carrie Rezabek Type of Workout: Toning
Fitness Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Equipment Needed: Small Rubber Ball
Total Running Time: 45 Minutes
Release Date: 2009


“Lift your seat, tone your thighs and arms, flatten your abs and burn fat in record-breaking time with the Pure Barre Technique! This 45-minute [Read more…]

Info for Vidazorb

Just because Cassie asked, and I got 2 emails- I figured I would post for all of you who may be interested in Vidazorb!
Here are links to a few of my posts-

http://havesippywilltravel.blogspot.com/2010/11/vidazorb-part-2.html

http://havesippywilltravel.blogspot.com/2010/10/vidazorb-review-and-giveaway.html

I have other ones, but they are the most comprehensive. I can’t tell you how great this stuff is, the “belly boost” for kids.
My son had the worst constipation, [Read more…]

Jennifer Galardi- Fitness Reatreat

Hey Bloggy Buddies! Jennifer Galardi, Fitness expert and teacher, will be holding a retreat in Nicaragua this coming February. She will be sponsoring a giveaway here on Have Sippy Will Travel for her newest fitness DVD, Sweating Sexy in a few days as well. Nationally recognized star of six best-selling dance/fitness DVD’s, Jennifer Galardi is a popular figure among top media, and held in high esteem throughout the fitness industry,. Jennifer has been seen as the face of top health and fitness brands such as Adidas, Under Armour, New Balance, lululemon, Nike, and Coca Cola’s Enviga drink and featured in popular magazines such as Cooking Light, Fitness, Shape, Oxygen and Health.
I asked her a few questions about her upcoming retreat, and here is what she had to say!
Why did you choose Nicaragua for your retreat site?
I chose Nicaragua because it was a country that still seemed undiscovered not only for me, but most likely for others. I know very little about this area and I love to explore different cultures. I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity for participants to see how others live and contribute to a typically impoverished community.
The resort where the retreat will be held, Jicaro Ecolodge, is a beautiful and special place. I think the floating dock, where I can do one to one yoga instruction or nutritional consultations really sold me!

What is an inspiration for you?
I am inspired by my students every day. Every day they strive to be better and learn more. I often will stay after a class to talk to students about their individual issues or concerns. Anyone with a sincere interest to learn and educate themselves is a star pupil to me. I am also inspired by my teachers and mentors. There have been so many in my life, but I always look to them when I need an extra ‘boost’ or find myself stuck or confused. And music is always a great inspiration to move and express [Read more…]

Gaiam- it’s yoga-riffic!

Ah, we all know I love yoga. There is nothing that compares! I love to do yoga right before bedtime, so I am relaxed and to get all my tension out. I love my weekly yoga class, because I know I won’t be interrupted!
My very first mat was from Gaiam. You can say it hold a special place in my heart, LOL. Kind of like a first love. I definitely think of Gaiam when I think of yoga.
So! [Read more…]

Eat Smart Scale- Contest! (and a great company!)


I know I am supposed to start out by talking about the scale and it’s merits- but I have to tell you something first- I LOVE THIS SCALE! Super easy to use, and fast, fast, FAST!!! I got my children’s weight very easily and quickly, and there was no need to do that “tap first” thing. It was so great- and I love that it is helping me measure my weight loss! I’m really trying hard, LOL.
You know how kids wiggle on the scale? Who cares? On this one- it’s almost instant! I love that it also gives you ounces- every little bit counts, haha. On the aesthetic note- it’s also really attractive.
I know, some of you are thinking “a scale is a scale, right”? Wrong! I had another scale- no comparison! It was never accurate, just “close”. And not anywhere near as nice-looking, either.

OK! I’ll give you the actual description now, LOL.

Price: $28.95
Dimensions: 12″ x 13″ x 1″
Colors: Silver / Black

Available on Amazon (Silver) Available on Amazon (Black)
The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is versatile, easy to use digital bathroom great for any home. Simply step on the scale and in seconds you’ll have an accurate readout on the EatSmart’s oversized 3.5″ LCD display.

Features
  1. Large 3.5″ LCD display – Easy to read from any distance
  2. 4 high precision sensors – Consistent and accurate measurement
  3. Max weight 400 lbs / 180 kgs
  4. Sturdy tempered glass top and large 12″ x 13″ platform
  5. Auto Calibrated; Auto Power-Off; 4 AAA batteries (included)
  6. Video demonstration here

Cool, yes?
It also came with a tape measure- all the better to measure your shrinking waist with, my dear! 🙂
Definitely use the scale on a hard floor- not on a carpet- because it is not accurate on a carpet- although the number it will give you is VERY flattering, hahaha.

Product Description

NEW FEATURES (as of March 2010) – EatSmart “Step-On” technology allows you to simply step on the scale and get your weights. No more tapping to activate the scale! Increased capacity to 400 pounds with the same precision and repeatability that makes our products great!

The EatSmart Bathroom Scale is the ideal way to track your weight loss quickly and easily. Simply step on, and in seconds you’ll have an accurate readout to the nearest .2 lbs on the EatSmart’s oversized 3.5″ LCD display. With EatSmart’s proprietary new “step-on” technology there is no more tapping to turn the scale on!!! The LCD display also contains a cool-blue backlight, allowing for easy viewing even in the most low light areas of the bathroom or home.

The EatSmart Digital Bathroom Scale is also not only easy to use [Read more…]

Mom’s Into Fitness 60 Day Slimdown!

New Year, New YOU! So, you all know I have been trying to lose some weight and stay healthy- I’m pretty healthy, and I’d like to stay that way, LOL. But, baby, can I stand to lose a few pounds!
Enter- Mom’s Into Fitness! This is called the “60 day SlimDown System- Get your Body Back!” It is made by Lindsay Brin, C.P.T. & B.S.E. Exercise Science, is a fitness and nutrition expert, and a former NFL cheerleader. Just like us, right? HA!
🙂
So you guys know (I hope! LOL) that I’m an honest reviewer- and I call it like I see it. You also know that since Christmas, I have been actively trying to lose weight, and I’m only using products that I’m reviewing here on Have Sippy Will Travel. (See Update)
So Away we go!!!
Mom’s Into Fitness is a cool idea. I never had the body of a cheerleader, but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to fit into my favorite jeans again! You can really ease into this routine and workout, it didn’t kill me or make my body scream the next day.
If you don’t like the routine, if it is too hard, or you are bored- you are not going to stick with it, true? This is none of that, so we are good to go. It has 4 DVDs, so you can change it up. You are supposed to, in fact, and there is a system that you can use to maximize weight loss.
So, what do you get with the “60 day SlimDown System- Get your Body Back!”?

Lindsay Brin CFS Method
Lindsay Brin Core Metabolic Jumpstart
Lindsay Brin Postnatal Boot Camp
Lindsay Brin – Shed 5 Fast
60 Day SlimDown Packet

See? 4 Dvds, hooray for variety!

“Product Description

This Cutting [Read more…]

Fitness Post

I have a great guest post for you today, from Franklin Antoian- professional trainer. You can find him at
www.iBodyFit.com!

Have Ever You Had Trouble Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you try and try to keep all of your New Years goals each year, but it never seems to work?
For New Years Resolution success this year, try these three simple tips on goal setting:

1. Make your goals specific.
Vague goals make it easier for you to put them off or ‘start tomorrow’.
Instead of: ‘I would like to lose’, try:
‘I will lose 10 pounds this year’.
2. Make your goals attainable.
If your goals are too lofty, you probably won’t reach them.
If your goal is to run a marathon, but you’ve never ran a day in your life, start with something attainable, like a 5k run.
Once completed, you can move [Read more…]